#jamuary2021 ?!?!

again !

Share what you’re doing this Jamuary.

After 2 years of 31days/31jams, I’m challenging myself to finish four full tracks this month. Hopefully channeling some of the Jamuary spontaneity to blow through any creative blocks.

day 1 was a bit canned, but I have a good sense of the key elements I want in this first track:



Hi! After losing and then regaining an OP-1 I am happy to jump back in
Day 1: https://www.instagram.com/p/CJiErUsnNP5/
Day 2: https://www.instagram.com/p/CJkvczan0zP/

It’s hard not to overthink it and wonder if they’re any good. Hopefully that feeling will go away with time. I also want to turn bits into full songs, but that part is a bit of a struggle for me

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Way to set the bar super high :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

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I’ve started…




I’m using it to learn a bit more about crafting sounds, scales & chords, sampling on OP-Z, and understanding different synthesis types on my new MicroFreak.

Day job starts tomorrow so doubt I’ll keep up one a day.

Would be great to hear what others in the forum are up to.


The opening sample is an OP-1 patch I recorded off camera (complete with saturated reverb from the master fx+drive), and the keys sound is from the Tempest. Guitar and glitchy perc from the octatrack, which also lends the Tempest some reverb.
This one’s all OP-1, with a mic plugged in for vocals
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  1. https://www.instagram.com/p/CJhG8pqjTJp/
  2. https://www.instagram.com/p/CJj89InjCVP/
  3. https://www.instagram.com/p/CJmMeyWDC2j/
  4. https://www.instagram.com/p/CJpH_xZDo0F/
  5. https://www.instagram.com/p/CJrS1blD9NC/
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Started with a Digitone + OP-Z combo! All sequencing done by OP-Z via USB :smile:

I’ve been posting here: qizt
So far 1 OP-Z post and 1 OP-1 post. Probably will keep mixing things up.

missed one day so far. my goal of making a complete track every week (ish) is hard. I pivoted too far away from the spontaneity that drove the past two years.
Today I got back on track with a proper jam, still tied to the current track.
Hard to beat the A4mkii on versatility in percussion


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My first Jamuary year, here’s a playlist of the jams I made so far:

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I’ve been doing Jamuary every day but just realized we had this thread. So here’s my most recent post.

This one is another modular - OP-Z hybrid. Started out with the ambient pad on the OP-Z and the slow arp using Plaits. I then added a second arp within the OP-Z, wrote some drum parts, and combined it with the Blck_Noir. (Everything sequenced by the OP-Z)


I’m doing daily audio sketches on Instagram ( _squarekid ), but I just uploaded a compilation of Week 1 to YouTube:

a bit spotty this jamuary for me. oh well.

Today I stumbled on a really pretty TX81Z patch, with the new controller mapping I built for it (no more button mashing!)


and I wrote up some notes on the controller hax https://anguslocke.wordpress.com/2021/01/11/i-attempt-to-use-outdated-music-gear/

Current status:
3: https://www.instagram.com/p/CJnTfqnnkXu/
4: https://www.instagram.com/p/CJp9l-Vnb8h/
5: https://www.instagram.com/p/CJsNUdanNIK/
6: https://www.instagram.com/p/CJvFHc9nILu/
7: https://www.instagram.com/p/CJxhj_qnQTt/
8: https://www.instagram.com/p/CJ0OwTenD3-/
9: https://www.instagram.com/p/CJ2zBKlHWDP/
10: https://www.instagram.com/p/CJ5ajbmnVPb/
11: https://www.instagram.com/p/CJ7oCPDHyey/

I just did one so far. This is my first for 2021.

My final one for my first jamuary:


I know it stresses people out and that isn’t healthy, but I quite enjoyed. I managed 12 posts. Took it as a chance to learn more about sampling on OP-Z and my MicroFreak.

Nice to hear so much new music!